One of our New Year's resolutions is to not be so late. In fact, we'll be sure to write this in the belated Christmas cards to our friends, shipped with impeccably wrapped gifts no later than January 3. Or 4.
And yes, before you hear it from all the gossip rags and bloggers, we also have a nasty habit of taking care of ourselves first. One of the many interpretations of our humble admission is the early-late Christmas gift we purchased for ourselves, the Portobello Mushroom Growing Kit.
Aside from our habitual lateness, our thumbs aren't very green. As long as we're experiencing this temporary Tourettes, we'll admit that we also have a thing for carbs and the recently-incarcerated. (And our mother wonders why we're single.)
Thankfully, owners of the mail-order mushroom kit can grow portobello's anytime of the year, as long as it's between 60 and 70 degrees indoors, with miniscule amounts of responsibility required. Within four weeks of receiving the package, the fruit, errr, fungus of your hard labor will be available for the picking.
And like most guys we've come across, the yummy ‘shrooms will return two or three times to please our palates before they're never seen again.
Sure, it's the day before Christmas and we could tap into the spirit of the season and give away our precious portobellos once they arrive, but isn't the spirit of the holidays also to receive? Or was that just the spirit of that Winter Solstice circuit after hours we attended last weekend?